The Music of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, an adapted soundtrack version of Imogen Heap’s score from the stage production, is out November 2nd via Sony Music Masterworks. The LP features four suites of material from each of the play’s four acts, presented chronologically as a sonic rendering of the story.
In a statement about the album, Imogen Heap called her creative process “like nothing [she’s] ever attempted before.” She continued, “With over 100 moments of music in the play, the challenge was how to weave them together, and I think it has manifested into a really enjoyable listen, with memories for those who’ve seen the play, musical accompaniment to those with the script of the play or simply just to enjoy the music as a stand-alone album. It is crafted to be listened to in its entirety, taking the listener through different worlds within each suite. I don’t know another album like it. I hope others enjoy listening to it as much as I’ve enjoyed making it.”
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child made its world premiere in July 2016 at the Palace Theatre in London, England, where it continues to run. The production – which features a new story from Potter author J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany – has since expanded to Broadway’s Lyric Theatre, and additional runs are planned for Australia, Germany and San Francisco, California.
The Broadway version will release 100,000 tickets on Thursday, September 27th at 11:00 a.m. for performances through June 9th, 2019. Full details all productions are available at the play’s official site.
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For Imogen Heap, the Harry Potter album follows her 2014 LP, Sparks, and a recent tracks “Tiny Human,” “The Happy Song” and “Magic Me.”